Registrations are now open for the workshop ‘Social Media and Cyber Security’

The Cyber Security Centre (CSC) at the University of Hertfordshire was founded to provide a centre of expertise in the technology and management of cyber security and cybercrime. University of Hertfordshire ACM Student Chapter, together with the Cyber Security Centre organize the workshop ‘Social Media and Cyber Security’ to enhance the awareness of cyber threats in social networking and to increase the student engagement in the cyber security based studies and research.

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc has become very popular among people as it enables individuals to share memories and interact with friends and family. However, social networking comes with a high risk for security threats when the user identities are overexposed. This workshop enables participants to learn the amount of personal information the users share through social media and the underlying threats to privacy. In addition, this will also give an insight into Maltego, an open source intelligence, and forensics application.

Program at a Glance:

16:30 – 16:45 – Registrations, refreshments, and networking

16:45 – 16:50 – Welcome

16:50 – 17:00 – Introduction to the ACM Chapter

17:00 – 17:40 – Keynote Talk by Dr Olga Angelopoulou, Senior Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire

Abstract: Social media websites enable users to create and share moments of their personal lives by letting users participate in social networking activities. Statistics show there are 2.46 billion social media users in 2017 and the numbers are constantly increasing. There is no doubt social media play a significant role in everyone’s life. However, they also come with a high risk for security threats, especially when the user identities are overexposed. This talk will discuss the role of social media in today’s world, the amount of personal information the users share through social media and the underlying threats to privacy

17:40 – 17:45 – Q&A session

17:45 – 18:20 – Demonstration by ‎ Seyedali Pourmoafi, PhD Research Student in Networking and Cyber Security, University of Hertfordshire and UH ACM Student chapter member

Abstract: Maltego is an open source intelligence and forensics application. It will offer you timeous mining and gathering of information as well as the representation of this information in an easy to understand format. Maltego allows you to enumerate people information like email addresses, websites, phone numbers, social groups, companies and organizations that are associated with a person’s name, etc.

18:20 – 18:30 – Award ceremony for the outgoing ACM chapter officers.

18:30 – Event closure

* Workshop registrations are open only to University of Hertfordshire student and staff members.

* A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the workshop.

To register for the event visit: uhacm_csc.eventbrite.co.uk


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